Hypertension

16. August 2018

What are the symptoms?

What are the symptoms of high blood pressure?

Everyone knows the term high blood pressure or the technical term “hypertonia”, however, in the fewest cases, it is assumed that he or she will ever deal with the subject himself or herself. The fact is the high blood pressure is regarded by many doctors as an “insidious danger”, as high blood pressure is not necessarily expressed as systems that can be clearly named. It is often even the case that high blood pressure exists entirely without symptoms over many years. It is well-known that high blood pressure usually develops in middle age and frequently are not regarded sufficiently from other hormonal changes to the body.

With most women, for example, it is the transition to menopause, the signs of menopause in conjunction with sleep disorders, headaches, nervousness, feelings of dizziness or impaired performance. The significant changes to the female body are so dominant, that hypertonia is frequently not suspected.

The same applies to men, but also for women in another context, when it comes to cardiac arrhythmias or breathing difficulties, for example. The symptoms of ageing, such as with physical activity, after a strenuous working week or in a generally stressful, hectic environment, are interpreted incorrectly or insufficiently. Often, losses of performance or such complaints are assessed as being “normal” or “logical”, as a normal process, that things are no longer running quite naturally, as was the case in younger years. However, a medical consultation is urgently recommended.

Diagnosis: high blood pressure – Which symptoms can manifest themselves?

High blood pressure can already be responsible for initial damage to organs after a short time. The small blood vessels are particularly affected, if even visible symptoms can rarely be identified as such. As a general rule, symptoms of high blood pressure are noticeable as soon as the first organ damage has occurred. Areas, such as the eye, heart and kidneys, as well as the brain, can be affected relatively quickly.

High blood pressure – how does it feel?

In the following, we  are listing all of the symptoms, which can occur at various stages of high blood pressure and with different intensity and sequence. With these high blood pressure symptoms, it mainly involves non-specific symptoms, which can basically also have a different cause. In any case, a medical examination is meaningful, as high blood pressure can be treated well – the earlier the better.

  • Heart palpitations, cardiac arrhythmias
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Visual impairments
  • Uncontrolled sweating
  • Headache
  • Nervousness or faster irritability
  • Nosebleeds
  • Concentration disorders
  • Dizziness and tinnitus

High blood pressure and the symptoms, which suggest it, are only recognised or perceived as being dangerous late or not at all, in many cases. However, the fact is that high blood pressure already has harmful implications for important organs of the human body after a short time. Treatment and clarification of risk factors, an early lifestyle change and other measures promise relief and significantly minimise the risk of insidiously developing high blood pressure. The risk is specifically that practically every organ can be damaged and the treatment of secondary diseases is therefore made significantly more difficult.